When I set up the forum on the old website, I had to employ a multitude of defenses to prevent the site being flooded with spam messages, and unwanted contributions advertising all manner of unsavoury items and sites.
I am pleased to see that the blog on this new site framework (WordPress) has been actively capturing the spam and undesirable blog comments straight out of the box.
Some fifty comments have been intercepted, and quarantined, and so far the blog pages are remaining clean and tidy. Thereare further options to make the site more secure, widgets or add ons that can be incorporated, but at the moment these are proving unnecessary. (There is always a penalty in using these as they can slow the overall delivery of content from the site)
However, so far so good, and fingers crossed the maintenance free nature of the wordpress site continues.